Oklahoma man with an interest in antique oilfield equipment saves a 1928 Greene and Greene old rig from the salvage yard
The travelling crown sheave assembly for a 1928 Greene and Greene spudding rig, owned and restored by Jim Mitchell. Now considered a working rig, the vintage equipment will be put to work.
Hand throttle assembly for the rig's drilling engine.
Jim and the rig just before he started it for the first time since restoration. The rig, positioned over an oil well, has since been "mothballed" with heavy plastic. This spring, Jim plans to put the rig to work cleaning out the well.
The casting line jaw clutch linkage Jim constructed to increase rig safety. With the linkage in place, the operator no longer has to reach through the drawworks to engage or disengage the jaw clutch.
The rig's engine drive sheave, V-belts and band wheel.